Tuesday, March 27, 2012

All-Purpose-Cleaner Recipe

About a week ago one of our Massage Therapists Shirley made us some all-purpose-cleaner to have on hand in the Spa. We all loved it so much that she made us individual batches for our homes as well. This cleaner is the perfect alternative to all those toxic ones that line store shelves. Not only does it smell great and clean well but, it's super easy to make too! Thanks to www.natural-healthy-home-cleaning-tips.com for the recipe. Let us know how yours turns out.

Alice’s Wonder Spray All-Purpose Household Cleaner

What you need: 
- liquid castile soap
- white distilled vinegar
- borax
- purified water
- essential oil(s) for fragrance
- a clean 16-oz. trigger spray bottle

How to make it:
- mix 2 tbsp. of vinegar with 1 tsp. borax .
- fill the rest of the bottle with very hot water.
- shake until the borax is dissolved.
- add the 1/4 cup of liquid soap
- add 10 to 15 drops of an essential oil(s)  
- We suggest a combination of lavender and lemon essential oils.
- Minerals in the water inhibit cleaning so it's best to use purified or distilled water.
- It's important to dissolve the borax in hot water so that it doesn't clog the spray nozzle. 
- Don't mix the soap and vinegar directly together, because the soap will clump up. 
- Follow the order by mixing the vinegar, borax, and water first and adding the soap last.

How to use:
Spray and Wipe. Use Alice's Wonder Spray as you would any other all-purpose household cleaner.

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